There are certain books that are just kids favorites. They want to read them over and over or they are perfect for teacher specific things. We've taken some of our favorite books and made crafts to go with them so if your kids are really into one of these books or characters, or if you have a lesson plan including one of these books, then these crafts will be the perfect compliment and your kids will really enjoy them.
After reading the story Corduroy by Don Freeman and creating this adorable craft, children are sure to always associate Corduroy with special memories. Corduroy Button Croquet allows children to create a small finger puppet teddy bear, decorated like Corduroy, to assist them in sliding buttons through bridges set up around the house.
After laughing at Curious George’s antics, children are sure to have a blast creating the Curious George Crate of Monkeys craft. Kids will enjoy making their own unique monkeys as well as hanging them in different ways! This is an easy craft for children of all ages.
After reading Duck For a Day by Meg McKinlay, the Duck For a Day Sitting Duck craft will appeal to any elementary-aged child. This adorable yarn and cardstock craft is quick to make and fun to play with. Once complete, this craft can easily become a place card, jar topper, or shelf buddy!
Remind your child of the important message that we are all unique and these differences are what make us special with the story Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne. After reading this sweet, creative story, craft the Katy No-Pocket Tape Dispenser Kangaroo for your child to treasure. This fun craft will not only look adorable on your child’s desk, but will be a reminder of how special he or she is!
Turn a washcloth into a Knuffle Bunny Washcloth Pal with a few twists and stitches. Inspired from the story, Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems, this craft is not only cute, but versatile. It can be used to hold an ice cube when a child is in need of an ice pack or used to hold various items such as a note from mom, school supplies, candy, jewelry, or hair clips.
Children will love following along in the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle with their own Very Hungry Caterpillar Clip. In this craft, children will be able to create a Very Hungry Caterpillar clip and color a template containing the various foods in the story. Afterwards, children will delight in the many foods their Very Hungry Caterpillar can hold in his mouth!
Do you recall the story of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein from when you were a child? Bring this wonderful story to life for your child through the Giving Tree Fold Out Story Book. After reading the story and creating this fun paper craft, children are sure to have a better understanding of the story and the important message Silverstein shares with his readers.
If the beautiful illustrations in Town Mouse, Country Mouse in Jan Brett’s story are not enough to mesmerize children, the Town Mouse, Country Mouse Paper Bag Houses sure will. This simple craft allows children to make their own unique house fit for the city and the country. Afterwards, children can print out small mice to play with in front of their newly created houses.
Remind children of the important message of sharing found within the pages of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister with the Rainbow Fish Marble Game craft. This craft is perfect for children of all ages and uses simple to find materials including a plastic container, cardstock, and marbles.
Convince your young ones to go to bed early with the story, Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace. This comical story is sure to make your all-nighter turn in early. Once you have read the story, make a Little Hoot Garden Pot Owl to keep your child company while he or she waits to enter dreamland!